Registration Information


 

How to Apply

Courses with open applications will have a visible "Apply Now" button on the top right of the page. This button will lead you through the application, indicating the course and section that you are applying for, as well as assisting you in uploading the required documentation. Application instructions can be found on each course page. It is recommended that you only begin one application per course, as multiples could lead to inconsistencies. Applications may be revisited up until you are ready to submit. Upon submission, you will be prompted to pay the associated application fee. 

Applications are reviewed weekly until the course is full or until the application deadline has passed. All applicants will be notified of acceptance or denial via an email from Extended Studies at CalArts (extendedstudies@calarts.edu). 

How to Enroll

Once you are notified that your application has been approved, you will need to promptly pay for the course either in full or by making a deposit. Enrollment in the course is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and an approved application does not guarantee a seat in the course. Pending availability, you will have two weeks to enroll and pay the deposit/full amount.

Courses open for enrollment will have an "Add to Cart" button in the area of the webpage listing the section number, dates, and fees. This is where you will add the course to your cart and complete the payment process. 

Regardless of whether tuition is paid in full or a deposit is made, $250 of the tuition is non-refundable. 

Student-initiated drops are subject to a partial refund according to the posted Refund Policy at the bottom of this page.

Payment Options

If accepted, you will receive a confirmation email containing your CalArts ID number, the total tuition amount owing and a private link to CalArts’ payment portal. You may pay by debit or electronic check (no additional fees) or by Mastercard, VISA or Discover (2.55% processing fee). Payment must be made in full and in U.S. dollars. Please include the student's name and CalArts ID number in all transactions. Tuition must be received by Accounting by 4:00pm PT on the last day of registration for your selected class. Registered students who have not paid their tuition in full will be withdrawn from the class.

Payment for Students, Parents/Guardians

Please make a payment directly through the OPC Website by selecting "Education Payments" on the homepage. For payment type you will select "CalArts Payment Gateway" from the drop-down menu. You may pay in full online by electronic check from your checking or savings account (no processing fee) or by credit card (Mastercard, VISA or Discover, with a 2.55% processing fee). Please make sure to include the student’s name and 7-digit I.D. number (e.g., 0500007) with your payment. 

Pay by Wire Transfer

If paying by wire transfer, please be sure to check with your bank for the cost of the wire. The bank usually deducts the cost of the wire from the amount of money that you send, which in some instances may cause your payment to be short. Please use the following information:

J.P. Morgan Chase - New York, NY 10017

Make Payable to:
California Institute of the Arts
Beneficiary Account Number: 726531111
Beneficiary Routing (ABA) number (U.S.):
 021000021
Swift Code (International): CHASUS33

Please reference the student name and I.D. number in the wire

International Applicants

CalArts enrolls any successful applicant to our programs regardless of their immigration status. Ultimately, it is the individual's responsibility to make sure that they are maintaining status and have appropriate visa status for their activities.

Programs that are considered full-time academic non-degree programs at CalArts (i.e. for-credit Summer Residencies) will require an F-1 visa. International students are able to request an I-20, the F-1 visa eligibility form, to apply for an F-1 student visa. You will receive detailed instructions on how to request an I-20 once you are accepted into the program. A tourist visa or ESTA waiver is not a proper category for full-time academic programs in which students earn academic credits. If you have questions about the visitor visa, please contact you local U.S. consulate for guidance.

Other summer programs do not qualify for an F-1 visa. All Extended Studies On-Campus programs at CalArts are rigorous academic programs that require full-time study and/or are up to 5 weeks long with or without credits, which typically do not qualify as an incidental study for a tourist visa or visa waiver category. Consular officials will be able to evaluate the primary purpose of your visit and whether the proposed study is permitted as incidental to your visa status.

Dropping a Course or Program

To drop a course, log into your student profile on the Student Portal and navigate to My Enrollment History. Select Request Drop for the course you wish to drop. 

Dropping a course prior to the drop deadline will delete the course from your student record. You may be eligible for a refund depending on when you request the drop (See Refund Policy below for Extended Studies Programs for more information).

On-campus programs 

1 week in length: 

By the end of the 1st day of class

2-4 weeks in length: 

By the end of the 2nd day of class

5+ weeks in length: 

By the end of Thursday of the 1st week of class

Online programs

1-6 weeks in length:

By the end of Thursday of the 1st week of class

7+ weeks in length: 

By the end of Thursday of the 1st week of class

Withdrawing from a Course or Program

After the drop deadline has passed, a request to leave the course is considered a withdrawal and will be marked on your transcript. To request a withdrawal you must submit written notice via email to extendedstudies@calarts.edu.

On-campus programs

1 week in length: 

Withdrawals accepted 2nd and 3rd day of class

2-4 weeks in length: 

Withdrawals accepted 3rd - 6th day of class

5+ weeks in length: 

Withdrawals accepted 2nd - 3rd week of class

Online programs

1-6 weeks in length: 

Withdrawals accepted 2nd - 3rd week of class

7+ weeks in length:

Withdrawals accepted 2nd - 5th week of class

Transferring from one Course to another

You may request a transfer into another course providing: enrollment for both courses is still open, you meet the requirements or prerequisites for that course and there are seats available. If there is a difference in cost between the two courses, you may be required to pay the difference or may be eligible for a refund, depending when the request was made. Transfers are subject to staff approval.

Refund Policy for Extended Studies Courses

Students who drop a course before the first day of class will be refunded 75% of the tuition (25% tuition is non-refundable). Once a course has started, a student who drops on or before the 3rd day of class will be refunded 50% of the tuition. After the 3rd day of the course, no refunds will be issued.